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. tonight, jim's got two exclusives. the ceos of nps pharma and exact sciences just ahead. >>> and later, king of the hill. they're the two top performers in the dow last year. but 2013 isn't big enough for both of them. with the big mortgage settlement behind them, could bank of america deposit returns for you this year, or should the housing rebound keep home depot in your sights? cramer decides. all coming up on "mad money." >>> don't miss a second of "mad money." follow @jimcramer on twitter. send jim an e-mail at jimcramercnbc.com or call 1-800-743-cnbc. miss something? head to madmoney.cnbc.com. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on ev
you on your performance and the fact that science magazine named you number one biopharmaceutical employer in the world. >> we are lucky. my partner since we opened the labs nearly 25 years ago, actually we started the company. today is our birthday. 25 years ago today we actually signed the first papers that started regeneron. but when we opened the labs in 1989, george my partner, we believed that the key to the business was to do good science and focus on patients and then get individual scientists and treat them well and let them run and they would get across the finish line like they have. >> i thought the sales were amazing. people expected even more. did they expect more because one of your competitors was caught up in a pharmacy compounding problem? is that what people expected because of the problem with your competitor? >> yeah, it is hard to know what drives it and what people exactly expect and why they expect it. but there was a problem with compounding pharmacies. people had fungal meningitis and died from injections of drugs. but that put a question mark around a lo
is junk science? >> it is and very harmful. it tells us 5 million people will die every year because of global warming. they fail to say it has nothing to do with global warming. just the 3 million people was from indoor air pollution. if anything it is the opposite. lots of poor people in the third world burn cardboard or dong and they die from burning fat inside their houses. maybe give them cleaner fuels our fossil fuels there will be better. they tell us the wrong story and the wrong solution. john: the particulates kill people. global warming is theoretical. >> they say cut carbon emissions to help people dying from air pollution. no. don't burn down inside your house. we don't think of it because it was 100 years ago we had dirty fuels. john: in the west. but they pander to talk about the big storms caused by global warming. here is out for. >> this storm was related to global warming. the second ones in 100 years storm within 14 months. john: 2012 was below average the hurricanes go up and down. >> globally with hurricane energy index the lowest since the late 1970's. it is pa
fill with mud and a very sophisticated science you can reconstruct environmental histories going back in time. this is the 1920s and 1800's and look at past pollution levels preserved in the archive like a history book in the bottom of a lake. >> say that pollution levels right now are low, but you think they're going to go up over time but it strikes me even in the example you were just talking about and in saying they're low you're comparing them to a pristine environment that was the wilderness but the level you're finding are lower than what we would find in most cities. >> right now, well these are wilderness lakes we should say. these lakes are anywhere from 30 kilometers or sorry, 60 miles to 60 miles away from the major source. you have to fly into the lakes typically with a helicopter or something. they're not right no the oil sand operation. what is i think important to say, if you look at our most polluted site, which is about 15 miles let's say approximately from the major operation, if you look at that, that current levels would find in a city. what is different in many c
beeps] >> dr. mintz considers himself a pioneer in this gray area of law and science, and there are plenty of patients eager to follow the trail he's blazing. the ones we talked to in las vegas, all eager to remain young and vital, consider this a lifestyle choice, and they're prepared to roll the dice. you aren't concerned that five years from now, somebody might do a study and find out that this regimen accelerates the growth of cancer cells or causes diabetes? >> well, that's happened with prescriptive drugs. i mean, has it not? so this is any-- in any field you're doing this. they're taken drugs off the market because of this. >> so you'd rather feel better now while you're living your life than worry about the possibly downside 10 or 15 years from now? >> you could get killed on the interstate tomorrow. i mean, my goodness. i mean, it's-- you have to weigh risks and rewards. you do that every day in life. you do it when you get up in the morning. >> are you sure, are you absolutely positive, absent any scientific studies, that the treatments that you're giving no
. >> we'll take a quick look. >> reporter: to what looked like a scene from a science fiction movie. >> believe it or not, these timbers washed in from the ocean or bay. >> this timber right here. >> absolutely. >> are this washed in -- >> all this debris you see washed in from the tidal surge. >> reporter: this station, the end of the line for the city's number one subway train, is called south ferry. three years ago it was brand new. built at a cost of more than half a billion dollars. now it's in ruins. sandy broke records for the biggest waves in new york harbor, for the biggest surge in new york city, and for the lowest pressure ever north of north carolina. what was the impactful part of sandy was the surge at 12, 15 feet. that surge had never been seen in new york city before. >> when we were here the water was just below this level. >> reporter: nearly a month after our first interview. >> you can see the rust. >> reporter: this time dressed in a suit and tie, he took us back underground. >> it wasn't a rebuilding as some of our other stations. that was a brand new tunnel st
what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. which isn't rocket science. i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> we are back. joining me now, two of the nation's leading voices on fiscal responsibility, former republican senator alan simpson and former clinton chief of staff erskine bowles. welcome to you both. mr. bowles, let me start with you. you heard leader mcconnell. he said the question of revenue is now over. they have done this fiscal cliff deal, and there's no more concern among republicans about raising more revenue. how do you respond to that? >> well look, i think he's right about a lot of stuff. first of all, we've done all the easy stuff. all of the hard decisions lay ahead of us. we have got to reform the tax code to make it more globally competitive. we have got t
and you can't have those unless you're involved early in science. we developed models where we are integrated into the ecosystems around the world. i was at stanford this morning where the biggest life sciences employer in boston, we have a strong hub in china and in europe. and we are really trying to develop a collaborative open innovative concept. what we put in has to have a strong proof of concept. on vaccines, on drugs that have a clear benefit over existing therapies. because the bar just gets higher and higher from reimbursement authorities every year. >> sure. and does that include transactions -- more transactions in terms of mna? you know, some of your growth has come through acquisitions. going forward in the next three years, does that growth continue to come through acquisitions or organic? >> i think it's going to be more organic. i'll tell you. in our industry, everybody's got a lot of cash. everybody is interested in growing inorganically. it's tough to find deals that have value. because sanofi now grows we have less than 3% subject to small molecule patents e
off. gilead sciences moving up. says today's update keeps gilead in the race which he says is an $18 billion market opportunity. ls elsewhere we're seeing a bright spot in the biotech space for celgene. also activity to keep note of, athenahealth in the mobile health care space. epocrates added a 2% premium. it's a small cap, but that stock is moving sharply higher today. look at illumina. that's not what's moving the stock. here's what is. telling the newspaper over the weekend that illumina is definitely off the table based on those comments. there is speculation that roche may not further pursue an illumina deal. that's what's weighing on shares of illumina today. >> thank you so much. >>> coming up, we'll talk with the head of one of the biggest today. the ceo of snofi chris viehbacher. >> there's a lot of flu going around. it's a bad one. minutes before the bell, look where the dow sits now. dow at 13,387 and change. >> google executive chairman eric schmidt arrived today in north korea. not a popular move with the white house. but google stock is popular with investors. that st
is a great company, we've been this business for 32 years. we have tremendous science based products that are high in health and safety and a tremendous business opportunity. we're proud of where we are today and confident about our future. >> after the herbalife meeting ends, michael john so thson wil appear on skauk squawk on the treat. must see tv. this story has legs. >> as an investment story, i can make an argument that perhaps we're overdoing it a bit. but as a story, come on. the fact as of yesterday this new plot twist with dan taking on where he thought his friend, referring to him only, though, as the short seller. i thought that was a little hostile in his letter. just adds another layer of intrigue. and significant money at stake for both hedge funds. >> and herb greenberg has been on this for a very long time. michael johnson has come on my show at mod money. but he has a documentary that's fascinating. in terms of timely, i've never seen anything like it. >> it has been in the works for months. so check it out if you haven't already. called selling the dream. but in te
isn't rocket science. it'just common sense. from td ameritrade. melissa: are you ready for a vacation but maybe your wallet isn't? have no fear, there are real deals to be had this year. travelzoo's senior editor is here with his top five money saving vacation picks. thanks for joining us. we've been waiting for this segment all hour. >> it is time, right? time to head out of town. melissa: that's right. you have great tips. before we get to the destinations package travel is cheaper and also to look for seasonalty that maybe you want to look for places where it's shoulder season. is that right? >> that's it. certainly packaging vacations can be a real money saver for you. air fare went up last year. we're expecting air fare to remain high or creep upward in 2013. bundling air fare with hotel stay, activities, more you put together right off the top bigger savings certainly could be. seasonality, huge price driver. new york city, today, you can get a great hotel in mid tan manhattan under 150, or $100. melissa: because it is freezing. no one wants to come here. but let's get to destin
he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ound shipping at fedex office. >> good morning, "varney & company" viewers, today is thursday, january the 10th. the big story of the day is guns, and just how the president will deal with the very strong calls for action. the public wants something done. how will the president get it done? joe biden brings in the n.r.a., hollywood and wal-mart and many others with a stake in the gun debate. the headline out of these talks so far, president obama may take executive action, and step around congress and avoid the legislative process. but the the action isn't all just in d.c. the gun control debate is a national issue. just last night new york's governor cuomo call
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first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> half past the hour now, let's take a look at the headlines. back to the office, secretary of state hillary clinton is returning to work tomorrow morning. it will be clinton's first day back since she was sidelined by a stomach virus, followed by a concussion, and blood clot in her brain. she was released wednesday from a new york hospital. according to her schedule, clinton will meet with her assistant secretaries tomorrow morning, that meeting will be her only event of the day. >>> a former u.s. senator will take the spotlight monday. president obama plans to nominate former nebraska senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the announcement is expected to tomorrow. a source familiar with the process tells cnn, the white house spent time today calling senators to try to build support for hagel's nomination. >>> parents in new york are making backup plans tonight. waiting to hear if their children will have to find other ways to get to school in the morning. the un
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that libertarianism is not a creepy science. money in an money out. a lot more money going out than coming in. the combnation before anyone read and i have covered everyone. ron paul homeowning disastrous consequences. yes, even before that guy, ross perot. he joins me now for his first interview is a former congressman. welcome comments very good to have you. >> must be with you again. at the risk of sounding disingenuous, i think you are among the smartes and sharpest public officials that i have had the honor of speaking to. i know that that might t sound like a compliment, but it is. i wonder with a voice like yours, who watches all the money going out of washington? umax i think there will be many. and if it did any good at all, there should be quite a few. >> i have a hard time seeing them for the budget deal. >> we used to say that we have 100 spontaneous phone calls and there were about 2000 people who were really thinking about it. so there are a couple that are frustrated with the system. i tried to be the optimist. but sometimes that optimism in washington, as you have pointed out,
things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ashley: alcoa reporting corporate earnings earlier this hour. on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole: first we're going to show you where alcoa clothes on the floor of the new york stock exchange. now coming out with earnings per share right in line and revenue that beat the street, $0.06 matching analyst estimate also revenue came at $5.9 billion exceeding the
, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> before we go tonight, i want to point out something that happened just a few days ago. something that involves my industry, live television. a guy went on television and did something that he is paid to do, he called it as he saw it. talking about legendary sportscaster brent musberger. his network issued an apology on his behalf. here's why. during the football game, he was calling the game and the camera found this lady, katherine webb, who is dating the crimson tide player quarterback. brent musburger said this, quote, wow, i'm telling you, you quarterback, you get all the good-looking woman, what a beautiful woman. whoa. so if you're a youngster in alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the back yard with pops. here comes the outrage. they called him creepy, sexi
things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> dean is back. dean, bad blood between donald trump, bill maher, which should be no surprise. maher twisted the knife a bit this past week on "leno." take a listen. >> the color of his hair and the color of an orange orangutan are the only two things in nature of the same color. i'm not saying it's true. i hope it is not true. >> he said he'd give trump $5 million to prove he's not a spawn of an orangutan. that was pretty rude. should maher pay up? >> of course not. this is a war on comedy by donald trump. what part of comedy doesn't trump understand? but trump and maher are cut from the same cloth. the same cloth, publicity whores. trump looks like he's auditions for a villain in james bond. get ahold of yourself. you're a billionaire. laugh at the comedian. tip your hair to him. whatever you have to do. you've got thick skin, literally, deal with it. i'm serious. he's so thin-skinned, looks like his face is made of leather. donald trump, you're a billionaire. you're above it. let us comed
, of evidence, of science and they're willing to engage in behavior that a generation ago we would have said is just beyond the pail. that is take the country's public credit and risk a default to get their way. >> so, if what you say is right, what are these organizations afraid of? >> i think there's a deep fear, first, of being attached to a liberal bias. you know -- >> most people do think the press does lean to the left. >> the main stream media want to do everything they can to avoid any reinforcement of that. i actually think now, you know, there is a fall back on a refuge on television more than anything else that is, you know, if we're like the law and we present advocates from one side and advocates from the other. then everything is fine. so, if you represent 99.5% of scientists on climate change with one person and a half a percent with the other side, you're fine with that. i also think, frankly, advertisers now are unhappy if there is any sense of bias, as well. the old wall between publishers and advertisers and editors and reporters on the other is not quite a firm wall any m
of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle when you spend $50 on hp ink. staples. that was easy. >>> what happens when you combine two game-changing ideas to one company. you have a stock like athena health, one that's run up 57% in the last 12 months. athena provides software platforms for electronic medical records and for helping doctors collect their bills from patients and insurance companies. they're trying to modernize the doctors office along the lines of a company like cerna,
's turning on the jets here. claus, who has been to china many times, knows his markets and political science, has told us china was way too restrictive in the monetary policy, that somehow the communist party got caught up on worrying about inflation, not worrying about growth. come on, mao, be like mao for heaven's sake. i think they're still going with the techs, though. that's over. klaus is confident that when the government unveils the plan for growth in february, they're going to dazzle, from a disappointing 8% to a stunning 11%. there's plenty to like if china gets hot in here, and taking off all its clothes, that's ray lewis. you can buy joy global. the chinese are addicted to coal and we know electric usage have gotten stronger and stronger as the year's gone on. got that data. although joy's up about 10% in two weeks. you can look at truck manufacturers as the chinese are back with a vengeance. but i don't know, i don't want to outthink this. the best way to play china is china, specifically the fxi, which is the etf for the biggest chinese stocks. i've steered you away from owning
things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> all right. welcome back to the floor of the new york stock exchange. time now for the closing countdown as we approach the close. pretty good day on wall street. schactman and i were just talking about this herbalife story. stock down 2%. ceo speaking on cnbc exclusively right there and that's where the stock fell. an interesting story we continue to follow. tiffany really set the tone early on for that stock. holiday sales at the low end of expectations. outlook disappointing as well raising questions about what the high-end retailers are doing. a number to watch. stock down nearly 5 has. apple, tim cook meeting with china mobile. is he going to do that deal in the market would certainly love it if he did and amazon named deutsche bank's favorite large-cap e-commerce name.
him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "power lunch." we're looking at sarasota of occidental petroleum, the energy company up over 2.5%. the company saying it's cost-cutting man, an effort to cut $300 million in costs is on track. it should be visible in the fourth quarter and even more visible in the first quarter. investors like that news. stock up 2.55%. tyler, back to you. >> mary, thank you very much. target has announced a major move with implications for retail across the board of the company promising to match online retailer's prices year-round. there you see shares at $60.70 down half a buck. >> tart may be packing away holiday decorations but keeping price match around. the retailer will continue to match online prices, in addition to three-year running price match program many analysts not entirely surprised and think others will have to follow. susquehanna says the effort cannot be a holiday phenomenon. if you're going to build traction with your st
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ashley: the s&p closing at a five-year high, but shares of herbalife falling today. let's heated back to the floor of the -- let's head back to the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole? >> reporter: another day of busy headlines for herbalife. here it is. today it closed down 1.8%. herbalife is a name that has grabbed the headlines since b the middle of december. today were the presentations. of course, you have two sides going on, right? you have bill actman and pershing square being so worried about herbalife. they were shorting the company, talking about it being a pyramid. on the other hand, herbalife has been so adamant about the fact that these allegations are i
's in aeronautical science, correct? >> i do. >> how does that inform your view of what this problem may be? if in fact there is a problem. >> well, you know, a phil pointed out, i would expect that they would come out and say what they said. we've never doubted that the airplane -- the airplane is safe, and ultimately boeing will get through this. our concerns, and why we went to a hold a few days ago, is this very fact, that the faa is in scrutinizing your plane. it's akin to having a tax audit. it likely goes well, but you just don't like to have the irs snooping around on things that have already been put to bed. >> the boeing executive who spoke this morning, the problem he does not believe is related to outsourcing. had that occurred to you, that that could be a problem? or a factor in this complication? >> well, it was interesting. you know, i think we're in the phase of unknown unknowns, so boeing, we don't know what we don't know right now. so i know they're saying that. but we have the faa all over the airplane, the ntsb all over the airplane. i think the risk for the -- i see two
him, nd he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. melissa: here is your fox business brief. the united nations is downplaying fears of a global food crisis as drops drop for a third straight month in december. according to the food and agriculture organization food prices were down 7% last year from the year before. the agency also warning bad weather could spark a repeat of the rioting and unrest that hit parts developing world in 2007 and 2008. >>> shares of supervalu are soaring after striking a deal to sell five grocery store chains to a consortium of investors led by cerberus capital management. the deal is worth $3.3 billion. >>> amazon looking to take a bite out of amazon's itunes. they are launching auto rip, a service that gives customers free mp3s of the cds they purchased through their cloud player library. very cool. that's latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper. lori: and the cabinet turnover continues. we're awaiting the president. you're looking li
? is there a debate? >> the science is so ov overwhelming. the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has never been higher. that is proven. carbon dioxide holds in heat. that is proven. if you have something never higher holding in heat it is going to warm up the globe. it has to happen. the thing is can we do anything about the numbers going higher? the issue i have is ten years ago until now our cars are producing 50% less pollution but there is twice as many cars on the road. you are not gaining anything. even though we are trying to do the best we can we are not getting progress with the amount of carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere. what can we do? what if we had a million machines that could disassociate carbon and oxygen and it sparked and the carbon would go out and the oxygen would go out. it just seems overwhelming. >> thanks for depressing me. >> i'm sorry. >> i think you are absolutely right. it is a tragedy. there are countries pumping stuff from factories and elsewhere into the atmosphere because they think it is their turn and the u.s. has had its industria
on the subject because there's no evidence, never been any evidence, i mean data evidence, social science that shows at that guns control reduces crime. if you would get it through congress you would have adults talking about it in public and that's messy and unfortunate and difficult. >> what we want. >> tucker: it's easier to force through on executive order. >> alisyn: we shall see if that's what their plan is and we'll talk more about what the center for american progress proposed. you know the story of the journal news, at that published the names and addresses legal gun owners our own judge jeanine pirro was on that list, last night on her show, she just-- well, first what she did was send one of other producers to the journal news to try to get answers for why they did this. let's see what happened when the producer showed up. >> why won't you talk to us? can you tell me why you guys released the names of the gun owners? >> i'm sorry i'm on the phone. >> janet-- as you can see, we have door slammed right in our face. >> so not terribly receptive to having a conversation and to expl
things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. >>> alcoa kicking off earnings season. earns came in at 6 cents a share,
. that's actually one of the key things in biotech. the science is so good, that if you have the capital, and the staying power, over time you tend to win. and so when capital is available, biotech innovation continues to expand. in our case because we have these recurring cash flows and strong financial base, we think we can keep growing. so for us today, we'll be talking about two things about the company. the commercial portfolio, the approved products already that are driving our growth. and this pipeline that you're referring to, of our medicines with schizophrenia, addiction and depression. >> well, good luck today. and at the conference, mr. pops. appreciate your time. >> thank you very much. >> richard pops, chairman and ceo of alkermes. >> we want to take a check on shares of netflix, trading above $100 a share for the first time in eight months. april 23rd to be exact. take a look at this, up 5%. this comes on the heels of a deal with time warner to carry previous seasons of some of the popular shows that are produced by time warner tv. so that another content deal in the quive
tremendous science-based products that are very high in health and safety and efficacy and we've got a tremendous business opportunity and we're proud of where we are today and confident about our future. >> okay, des, let's talk about the pyramid scheme thesis for a second. first, of your distributors, every year, new distributors join the forces of herbalife, and invariably the argument is made that a large majority of those distributors at the end of year one don't become the millionaires or even making $100,000 or $50,000 or $10,000 that they see in the ads but ultimately that they lose money. pis that true? >> absolutely not. here's one of the fallacies we're hearing from pershing square. what the research shows is the majority of our distributors become distributors because of their affinity with the product and they want to receive a discount. so essentially they're almost like members, club members just like in costco. that's the reality. most of the distributors come for that product discount. of those distributors who come for business opportunity, absolutely they make mone
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of anecdotal claims in lawsuits that aren't true when science is in. the people in pennsylvania brought in the epa and insists -- they said the water was safe. they were angry because that was the end of the lawsuit. every time there's an antidote and analysis, it shows that fracking doesn't pollute the water. >> we have a quote from the department of environmental conservation that finds fault with the new report saying the document is nearly a year old, does not reflect final policy and no conclusions should be drawn from this partial, outdated study. would it help to have a new study done? >> if you like throwing good money after bad. as you say, it's a rehash of hold studies. the first well in america was fracked in 1987. we've report after report and it's time to stop reporting and start doing. people need to take a decision on this. every time it comes to a new state or new country like my country, ireland, the analysis is done. >> one of the serious images was the fact people in fracking areas could light their tap water on fire. that was debunkedded because you proved it has bee
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guidance. celgene and gillead sciences is hitting an all-time high. they're blaming infighting over the fiscal cliff for an industry slowdown of the end of last year. the global business travel association says spending by u.s. companies rising 1.6% last year. that's worrying, because companies invest in business travel when they want to drive their top line growth. and that effect may show up later down 9 line. the coo said a timely resolution to the debt ceiling, with that spending, could reaccelerate with the full year pushing up to 4.6%. >> largely, business travels has been in a holding pattern, has been in the latter half of 2012. and most likely will be for the first half of this year. but if we start to see some more of that confidence resume, companies will, cfos w begin to release the budgets that they've planned for business travel to really start pushing the pedal on the gas to grow the economy again. >> moving on here, as the streaming wars heat up between amazon and netflix, red box offering a monthly rental plan under the name red box instant. we're joined now from ce
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